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FUND HER FUTURE

$100,000 in grants for women-owned businesses

Time is running out — application deadline is May 26, 2024.

 

Women are one of the fastest-growing segments of new small business owners, but often lack access to funding and resources.

Block Advisors by H&R Block is providing $100,000 in grants, plus small business services

One grand prize winner will receive a small business grant of $50,000. Additional finalists will receive a grant of $12,500. All winners will also receive services from our experts:

  • Small business taxes

  • Bookkeeping

  • Payroll

  • Business structure analysis

Fund her future

How it works


See if you’re eligible

If you’re a majority woman-owned business, you’re off to a good start.


Submit application

Tell us about your business and submit your application by May 26, 2024.


See results

Stay tuned – we will notify all five grant winners by June 30, 2024.

All winners will also receive these small business services

Small business taxes

File with a small business certified tax pro and get 100% accuracy, guaranteed

Bookkeeping

Pass your books off to the professionals so you can spend more time doing what you love. 

Payroll

Our pros will help you automate paydays, stay compliant, and streamline end-of-year filing. 

Business structure

We’ll analyze your business structure to make sure you’re set up for success. 

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We aim to empower small business owners, so they can keep doing what they love and positively impact their communities. Hear from the entrepreneurs who’ve set their business up for success with Block Advisors. 

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Fund Her Future Grant
Frequently asked questions

Fund Her Future, H&R Block’s Business Grant for Women, provides funds and services to empower women-owned businesses—particularly those focused on making a difference in their communities—to reach their full potential.

Women are one of the fastest-growing segments of new small business owners in the US. However, women founders often face unique barriers to accessing the funding and resources required to truly succeed in their ventures. 

Block Advisors by H&R Block is addressing these challenges providing more than $100,000 in grants and services to five (5) women-owned businesses in 2024. One (1) first prize winner will receive a grant of $50,000. Four (4) additional honorable mention winners will receive a grant of $12,500. All winners will also receive access to a year of small business services, such as business structure analysis, bookkeeping, payroll, Beneficial Ownership reporting, and tax support, from the experts at Block Advisors. This program aligns with the Block Horizons 2025 commitment to support 500,000 small businesses in the United States.

One (1) first prize winner will receive a grant of $50,000. Four (4) additional honorable mention winners will receive a grant of $12,500. All winners will also receive access to a year of small business services, such as business structure analysis, bookkeeping, payroll, Beneficial Ownership reporting, and tax support, from the experts at Block Advisors.

Generally, the grant program is open to small businesses with at least 51% female ownership whose owners are 18 years or older and living in the U.S. Exclusions may apply. Please see Official Rules for detailed eligibility.

Applications open Monday, April 29, 2024, and the application deadline is Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 11:59 pm CT. Winners will be notified by June 30, 2024. 


Following the notification process, grant winners will be onboarded with a Block Advisor small business expert who will facilitate their service package starting in July 2024. The first 50% of each grant is expected to be awarded on or around July 1, 2024, and the second 50% on or around September 30, 2024.

The general application, selection, and notification process includes the following steps and criteria: 

 

Application: A complete application must be submitted by an eligible business owner before the deadline of May 26, 2024, at 11:59 pm CT through our online application form.

 

Finalists Selection: The selection committee will evaluate submissions based on criteria included in the Official Rules. All eligible submissions will be reviewed and the applications that best align with the grant's goals will be chosen to proceed to the next stage. Up to 20 finalists will be chosen by a selection committee and notified via email or telephone, using the contact information provided on the submission form.

 

Winners Selection: Finalists must participate in a virtual video interview with members of the selection committee. Winners will be selected based on the strength of their virtual interviews and their overall application responses. The selection committee will identify five (5) winners: one (1) first prize winner and four (4) honorable mention winners.

 

Participation Agreement: All winners will be notified by June 30, 2024, via email or telephone, using the contact information provided on the submission form. They will be asked to review, sign, and return a participant agreement to accept and confirm their participation in the Fund Her Future grant program.

The application should take about 2 hours to complete, not including preparation time. The application will gather information about the owner, the business, the owner’s small business journey, and the intended use, measurement, and impact of the grant funds and services received. Formats include multiple choice, yes/no, research-style, and short essay questions. These questions – especially the short-form questions – are an opportunity for you to differentiate your small business from other applicants. Examples of questions in the application include:

  • Owner information: name, gender, contact
  • Business information: type, size, sector, annual revenue, location
  • Business journey: motivations for starting your business, barriers faced
  • Grant use, impact, and measurement: how you intend on using the grant to achieve your small business goals, how this may impact your community, how
you will measure your success

 

Please make time to submit your application in one sitting, as you will not be able to save your application nor edit your responses after submission. Consider taking a screenshot of the confirmation screen because a confirmation email will not be sent. You will, however, be able to download a copy of your responses after submission. 

  1. See this report for information on the 2024 Impact of Women-Owned Businesses.